Dance like maniacs! Greece gets high on Eleftheria’s ‘Aphrodisiac’.

Oh, Greece. After the glamorous spectacles we were treated to from all over Europe over the past few months, a show in a shopping mall under an escalator was not how I envisioned capping off the national finals season. And then the live stream broke down five minutes in. That is a cry for help.

Despite it all, the Greeks found a really strong entry for the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest in Aphrodisiac, performed by Eleftheria Eleftheriou. Check it out below:

The good: it’s very catchy and ought to take Greece into the Top 10. The not-so-good: its the stereotypical female-led ethno pop number that typified the past decade in Eurovision. Another factor working against Aphrodisiac is that there are about three other similar, stronger songs travelling to Baku. It will all come down to stage performance, draw and the vibe on the night.

Nevertheless, Aphrodisiac is still a strong entry and a worthy addition to the 2012 line-up. And hopefully, this catchy, feel-good slice of summer fun will lighten the mood in Greece come May.